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Powering the path to a brighter future

The year 2020 will be forever remembered as the year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a pandemic which has cost countless lives, ground...

Architects’ group wants stricter issuance of building permits

THE United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) reiterated the need for more stringent procedures in the issuance of building and construction permits, particularly in the implementation of ancillary architectural permits as mentioned in the National Building Code of the Philippines.

Federal Land taps Inax for ‘spalets’

FEDERAL LAND, Inc. is bringing a new standard of Japanese-inspired luxury living with The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City.

Online mortgage brokerage platform launched in PHL

ASPIRING homeowners know the struggle of applying for a mortgage. Going to banks with different requirements, interest rates, and a mountain of paperwork -- acquiring real estate to call your own is no easy task.

Real estate crowdfunding platform launched

ONLINE real estate platform Signet Properties, working with SeedIn Technology (SeedIn PH) and RE/MAX Premier Manila, launched Flint -- the first tech-enabled real estate crowdfunding platform in the Philippines.

Amid rise of tech-enabled homes, Philips Hue introduces ‘smart’ lighting system

SIGNIFY, formerly Philips Lighting, is introducing a new smart lighting system to the Philippines.

A year of recovering lost momentum

VEHICLE SALES are often taken as an effective indicator of a country’s economic health. This is because new car sales are a sign of consumer economic confidence, that more Filipinos are willing to commit to lease or loan payments for years into the future.

Traditional businesses fuel office space demand

TRADITIONAL businesses have overtaken the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) and IT-business process management (IT-BPM) companies in terms of office space demand in the third quarter.

A taste of co-living ‘lyf’ for millennials in Singapore

SINGAPORE -- The concept of co-living is nothing new, but the newest addition to CapitaLand’s global real estate empire is trying its best to redefine it.

Shang Properties-RLC joint venture launches condo

UPSCALE developer Shang Robinsons Properties, Inc., a joint venture between Shang Properties, Inc. (SPI) and Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), recently unveiled a two-tower high-rise condominium project in Bonifacio Global City.

Developers urged to tap traditional firms to offset declining demand from...

OFFICE PROPERTY developers should tap the country’s traditional businesses to complement the continuous growth of offshore gaming operators and offset the weakening expansion of outsourcing firms, a global property services firm said.

ATI to be Lomography’s sole local distributor

IN A BID to develop the local analogue and experimental photography scene, Vienna-based alternative photography company Lomography announced that retail and business solutions firm Altitude Technologies Inc. (ATI) will become the brand’s sole official distributor in the Philippines.

Offshore gaming firms’ growth drives demand for office space

PHILIPPINE offshore gaming operators (POGOs) have overtaken the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry in terms of office demand, a property consultancy firm found.

Industry 4.0 and the future of telecommunications

GOING from the age of homing pigeons and the telegraph to the age of virtually instant face-to-face interaction in the span of a century, there is perhaps no better symbol of technology’s explosive growth in the information age than telecommunications.

Strengthening the legacy of BusinessWorld

AS THE WORLD continues to face disruption due to the dogged pace of innovation and technology, uncertainty has become the only certain thing in business. Longstanding institutions like the retail and hospitality industries are being transplanted by tech giants like Amazon and AirBnB, while industries such as media are struggling to adapt in an era of hyper-connectivity and information.

Citadines Cebu City to open in 3rd quarter

INTERNATIONAL LODGING owner-operator The Ascott Limited (Ascott), in partnership with developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), announced that it will be opening the doors to its first property outside of Metro Manila within the third quarter.

Gaming, Esports to have ‘huge growth opportunity’ in the PHL

ONLINE GAMING can present a ‘huge opportunity’ for the Philippines if the country can overcome technical roadblocks like bandwidth limitations to support its growth, digital content delivery firm Limelight Networks said.

Infrastructure projects, POGOs to drive property sector growth

GOVERNMENT-LED infrastructure projects, Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), and emerging urban centers outside Metro Manila, among other factors, are poised to drive further growth in the real estate industry this year.

The fall and rise of Philippine music

AT THE University of the Philippines Fair early this year, April Hernandez had the lucky role of opening for the popular band IV of Spades. Under the stage name “TheSunManager,” she has just around 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify while IV of Spades has a following of over a million.

This year’s most coveted cars

It has been a challenging year for the Philippine economy. Rising prices of goods, a weakening peso, alongside the newly implemented tax reform have...

MyTown Auckland targets young professionals

THE RENTAL HOUSING brand of Philippines Urban Living Solutions, Inc. (PULS) further expanded its network of dormitories in Metro Manila with the opening of its 14th building to date -- MyTown Auckland.

How Erwan and Nico created the ‘perfect’ workspace

WHEN celebrity entrepreneurs Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico set out to build the perfect office space at Hectare One, they wanted a place that placed emphasis on collaboration and cohabitation.

Tilemaker Esta Galleria unveils first showroom

AMID STRONG growth in the country’s construction sector, premium tilemaker Esta Galleria, Inc. made its debut in the Philippines, launching a new curated showroom at Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati.